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Pragya Jaiswal is an Indian film actress and model.[2][3] She has appeared in Telugu cinema.[4]

Pragya Jaiswal
Born (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 28) (Needs Verification)
ResidenceMumbai, Maharastra, India
EducationSymbiosis Law School
at Pune in 2012
OccupationActress, Model
Years active2014–present
Home townMadhya Pradesh, India
Height1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) [1]


Early lifeEdit

Jaiswal was born and brought up in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. She completed her study at the Symbiosis Law School at Pune in the year 2012.[5]

During her initial days at the Symbiosis University, she participated in various beauty pageants and has been a successful model ever since. On January 22, 2014 she received the Symbiosis Sanskritik Puraskar for her achievement in the field of art and culture.[6]


Jaiswal made her acting debut in a South Indian bi-lingual film named Virattu / Dega Tamil and Telugu released in 2014. In 2015, she starred in the Telugu film Mirchi Lanti Kurradu and later in the period drama Kanche directed by Krish. Jaiswal had previously auditioned for a role in Krish's Gabbar Is Back. She did not land that role but Krish later offered her the lead role in Kanche.[7] She portrayed Seetha Devi, the daughter of a wealthy landlord, who falls in love with Hari Babu (Varun Tej) who later goes on to fight in World War II. She received generally positive remarks for her performance, with most critics, in particular, complimenting her on her looks.[8][9][10] wrote, "She looks stunning and should thank Krish for her big break. Pragya has amazing screen presence and is a star to watch out for".[11] The film went on to bag the 63rd National Award for the Best Feature Film in Telugu.[12]she played a cameo in Jaya Janaki Nayaka movie,starring Bellamkonda Sreenivas, Rakul Preet Singh, Jagapathi Babu.

She was the brand ambassador for South India Shopping mall and R.S.Brothers for years 2016-2017.

She made Cameo appearance for the song "Anandam" in Devotional, Biographical film of Hathiram Bhavaji, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao for Akkineni Nagarjuna's Om Namo Venkatesaya in 2017.

Her upcoming movie for 2019 is Chiranjeevi's multi-starrer of South Indian actors Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy by Konidela Production Company, which is also biographical film of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, where also Amitabh Bachchan making a Cameo appearance.


  Denotes films that have not yet been released

Jaiswal has mainly appeared in Telugu language movies.

Year Film Role(s) As Notes Ref
2014 Dega Mavi Telugu, (debut)
Virattu in Tamil (debut)

First appearance

2015 Mirchi Lanti Kurradu Vasundara
Kanche Sita Won - National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
2017 Om Namo Venkatesaya Bhavani Cameo appearance for the song


Gunturodu Amrutha
Nakshatram Kiran
Jaya Janaki Nayaka Falguna Special appearance
2018 Achari America Yatra Geetha
2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy   TBA Telugu,
Kannada (debut)
Malayalam (debut)

by Konidela Production Company

Awards and NominationsEdit

Year Award Film Result
2016 Filmfare Awards South – Best Female Debut[13] Kanche Won
South Indian International Movie Awards – Best Female Debutante[14] Won
CineMAA Awards – Best Female Debut Won
18th Ugadi Puraskaralu Awards – Best Female Debut Won
Zee Telugu Apsara Award for "Find of the Year" Won
2018 T. S. R TV9 Speial appearence Award Jaya Janaki Nayaka Won


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  2. ^ Srivideo. "Actress Pragya Jaiswal Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Family, Affairs, Social Media Profile, Wiki". Retrieved 2018-08-04.
  3. ^ "Pragya Jaiswal interview". FHM India. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  4. ^ Sashidhar AS. "Pragya Jaiswal in Varun Tej's film". The Times Of India. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  5. ^ Anjali Shetty (22 January 2014). "'I am pleasantly surprised' - City-Pune". DNA. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  6. ^ "Alumini Newsletter-2014" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  7. ^ "'Kanche' transported me to a different era, says Telugu actress Pragya Jaiswal". Indian Express. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  8. ^ "Kanche: Breaking the fence". 23 October 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-23 – via The Hindu.
  9. ^ "Kanche Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  10. ^ "Movie review 'Kanche': Love reigns in war zone". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  11. ^ "Kanche Telugu Movie Review – Varun Tej Kanche Movie Review". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  12. ^ "National Award for 'Kanche' truly deserving: Director Krish". IBNLive. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  13. ^ "Sai Pallavi, Pragya Jaiswal share Best Debut Actress award at 63rd Britannia Filmfare Awards South 2016". The Times of India. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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